Search for content in message boards

Peter Carl Barnett Barnato or Barnato

Replies: 2

Re: Peter Carl Barnett Barnato or Barnato

Posted: 1204175033000
Classification: Query
Barnett Barnato
From: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition | Date: 2007

Print Digg

Barnett Barnato , 1852-97, South African financier, b. London. His name originally was Barney Isaacs; he first called himself Barney Barnato when he performed as a comedian. He went to South Africa in 1873 and made a fortune by buying worked-out diamond mines in the Kimberley area and mining the abandoned blue earth. He increased his fortune by speculation in diamond and gold mines until he was maneuvered by Cecil Rhodes into merging the Kimberley interests with Rhodes's De Beers interests. He was also plunged into Cape politics and served in the Parliament there. He committed suicide.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Christine Barnato 1142193548000 
jrt35_1 1144958422000 
bratpaklj 1204175033000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic